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FC Copenhagen 4-3 Manchester United: Player ratings as the Red Devils implode after Rashford’s red card

Manchester United lost 4-3 to FC Copenhagen this evening, leaving them at the bottom of Group A in the Champions League with three points from four games.

The visitors got a dream start with Rasmus Hojlund scoring inside four minutes.

The Denmark international doubled his side’s lead after pouncing on the goalkeeper’s mistake.

Man United lost control of the game after Marcus Rashford received his marching orders, which was a harsh decision from the referee.

The hosts levelled the scoreline after a penalty was awarded against Harry Maguire. It was another dubious call from the referee, leaving United aggrieved.

The officials rectified their first handball mistake by awarding the Red Devils a soft penalty. 

Captain Bruno Fernandes slotted it past Kamil Grabara, but late goals from Lukas Lerager and Roony helped Copenhagen to register a memorable victory over Man United.

Let’s get into some player ratings.

Player Ratings

Andre Onana – 5/10

It’s tough to say he could have stopped any of the four goals.   

Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 6/10

The right-back played a crucial role in United’s first goal. He made four interceptions and three tackles as Copenhagen dominated the ball possession. 

Harry Maguire – 5/10

The defender gave away a penalty and won another in the second half. His miscued-headed clearance allowed Roony to score the winner.

Jonny Evans – N/A

Injured and substituted after just 14 minutes.

Diogo Dalot – 4/10

He looked half a yard off it at times and allowed Lerager to get on his wrong side to level the score for the third time. 

Dalot has a habit of making mistakes in every game, turning a decent outing into a bad one.

Christian Eriksen – 5/10

Eriksen was rightly taken off at the break to get a more mobile midfielder on the pitch.

Scott McTominay – 6/10

McTominay’s late run in the box helped him to assist Hojlund. His presence was vital in keeping Copenhagen at bay before United’s late collapse.

Bruno Fernandes – 7/10

Fernandes ran the show from his favoured number 10 position. He was forced wide after Rashford’s red card, which restricted his creativity.

He showed fine leadership to step up and score a pressure penalty.

Alejandro Garnacho – 5/10

Garnacho showed tenacity and helped Dalot defensively to cover the left flank once United went a man down.

Marcus Rashford – 4/10

The England international displayed a sumptuous first touch to gather a long ball from Fernandes, which ultimately ended up in the net to hand Man United the lead for the first time.

It was a bad call from the VAR and the referee to send him off for a reckless challenge he did not intend.

Rasmus Hojlund – 7/10

The 20-year-old scored twice in the first 30 minutes to give a perfect start to the Red Devils. He came close to bag a hat-trick but was denied by a fine save from the shot-stopper. 

Another match where Ten Hag did not allow Hojlund to play for 90 minutes.


Raphael Varane – 4/10

It was a rare weak performance from the former Real Madrid man. He lost his marker during Copenhagen’s first goal and looked rusty all night.

Sofyan Amrabat – 5/10

The midfielder was brought on to add more legs at the centre of the park. Guilty of playing safe passes all the time.

Mason Mount – N/A

Too late to rate.

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